ECU Releases 2014-2015 Basketball Schedule

GREENVILLE, N.C. — In conjunction with an American Athletic Conference release, ECU unveiled its 2014-2015 men's basketball schedule.

East Carolina released its men’s basketball schedule Thursday and will play a school-record 17 nationally televised games due to the American Athletic Conference’s television deal with ESPN.

The Pirates open their season at home against N.C. Wesleyan, but the most compelling non-conference game on their schedule is Dec. 7 against North Carolina, where ECU will face the Tar Heels in the Dean Smith Center for the second time in three seasons.

ECU’s American Conference opener will be held at Minges Coliseum against fellow AAC newcomer, Tulane, on Dec. 31. Other noteworthy conference games at Minges are Feb. 1 (Cincinnati), Feb. 10 (Memphis) and Feb. 25 (Connecticut), which will mark the first time a defending nationally champion travels to Greenville.

Here is the full 2014-2015 schedule (HOME GAMES ARE IN BOLD) :

Nov. 14: vs. N.C. Wesleyan

Nov. 16: vs. UNC Asheville

Nov. 20: vs. Virginia-Lynchburg

———— Gulf Coast Showcase (Estero, Fla.) ————

Nov. 24: Quarterfinals

Nov. 25: Semifinals/Consolation

Nov. 26: Championship/Consolation


Nov. 30: vs. Central Connecticut State

Dec. 3: at Florida Atlantic

Dec. 7: at North Carolina (ESPNU)

Dec. 13: vs. James Madison

Dec. 20: at UNC Wilmington

Dec. 22: vs. Florida A&M

Dec. 28: vs. UNC Greensboro

Dec. 31: vs Tulane (ESPNews)

Jan. 3: at South Florida (ESPN3)

Jan. 6: at Cincinnati (ESPNU)

Jan. 14: vs. Houston (ESPNU)

Jan. 17: at Southern Methodist (CBSSN)

Jan. 24: vs. Tulsa (ESPNews)

Jan. 28: at Memphis (CBSSN)

Feb. 1: vs. Cincinnati (CBSSN)

Feb. 4: at Connecticut (ESPNU)

Feb. 7: vs. UCF (ESPN3)

Feb. 10: vs. Memphis (ESPNU)

Feb. 14: at Temple (CBSSN)

Feb. 18: at Tulsa (ESPNU)

Feb. 21: vs. South Florida (ESPNU)

Feb. 25: vs. Connecticut (ESPNU)

Feb. 28: at UCF (ESPNews)

March 5: vs. Temple (ESPNU)

March 8: at Houston (ESPNews)

—————2015 American Athletic Conference Championships —————

March 12: First Round (ESPNews/ESPNU)

March 13: Quarterfinals (ESPN2/ESPNU)

March 14: Semifinals (ESPN2)

March 15: Championship (ESPN)

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